Stereophonic XII: Through The Lens of Philip Mercier
Stereophonic XII – Sackville, NB – January 22-24, 2015
Stereophonic Music Festival is campus / community radio station CHMA 106.9 FM‘s annual fundraiser. Taking place in the isolated university town of Sackville, New Brunswick, the festival brings acts from across Atlantic Canada and afar out of hibernation for three days of winter bliss. Now in their twelfth year of causing a ruckus, people came out in droves to partake in the winter’s best party.
Armed with a Pentax 67, a flash, and a bag full of expired B&W film, I tried to capture a little bit of the magic of this wonderful thing that is Stereophonic.
Festival Coordinator Ilse Kramer brings ice down to George’s Roadhouse.
Adam Mowery, a stereophonic veteran, goes unplugged at Bridge Street Cafe.
Sackville’s newest super group, Old Bones, opens the evening at Thunder & Lightning bowling alley.
The festival’s team of dedicated volunteers helped the weekend run smoothly. Paddy Thompson slinging some merch.
Montreal’s Painful Shivers.
Bry Webb keeps the crowd in a trance to close out Thursday night’s show, presented by Sappyfest.
A crowd gathers for one of the weekends pop up shows.
Lucy Niles & Josee Caron of Partner share songs and stories.
The historic Vogue Cinema hosted a show on Friday.
Klarka Weinwurm serandes the audience at the Vogue.
Joe, Paddy, Brendan, and Jon on a smoke break on Bridge Street.
Jon Mckeil plays to a packed crowd at Georges Roadhouse.
Coach Longlegs whipped the crowd into a frenzy to close out Friday night.
Snow falls on a packed Struts Gallery.
Zakary Slax testifying.
The Crowd packs the Legion for the final sets of the weekend.
BEST FIENDS warming up a full house at the Legion.
It’s not Stereophonic without snow cancellations. Nap Eyes stepped up and played a great set.
A shuffleboard break between sets.
Astral Gunk closes the festival with an insane set.
The crowd got a little wild during Astral Gunk.
Co-‐festival coordinators Scott Brown & Ilse Kramer triumphant after a successful year.
Phil Mercier is a photographer and filmmaker currently living in Sackville, New Brunswick. More of his work can be seen here and here.